Prepare for a test of stamina and courage as the Stayers’ Hurdle takes centre stage on Day 3 at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival.

Stayers’ Hurdle

The Stayers’ Hurdle, a pinnacle of endurance in National Hunt racing, stands as a test of both equine athleticism and jockey strategy. Contested over a gruelling distance of approximately 3 miles and featuring a series of testing hurdles, this Grade 1 race demands exceptional stamina, precise hurdling technique, and tactical prowess from its runners.

Stayers Hurdle Betting Guide

2024 Stayers’ Hurdle Betting Preview

As one of the most prestigious events in the hurdling calendar, the Stayers’ Hurdle showcases the resilience of both horse and rider as they navigate the challenging course in pursuit of glory at the renowned Cheltenham Festival.

Among the leading contenders vying for glory in this prestigious Grade 1 race are Irish Point and Crambo, each poised to make their mark on the illustrious event. But it’s Gordon Elliott’s still improving Teahupoo who is the favourite to take the winners prize money check of £182,878 back across the Irish Sea.

Stayers’ Hurdle Race Details:

When: Thursday, March 14th – 3:30pm
Prize: £182,878
Distance: Three-miles
Race Type: Grade 1 Hurdle
Age: 4-Years +
Course: New Course
Weights: 11st 10lb (7lb Mares allowance)
Where to Watch: ITV Racing, Bookmaker Streams, Racing TV

2024 Stayers’ Hurdle Odds

Here are the leading contenders for the feature race on Day 3 which is due off at 3.30pm.
Other runners available via bookie sites or on request. Odds via William Hill.

  • 7/4 Teahupoo
  • 5/1 Crambo
  • 11/2 Sir Gerhard
  • 13/2 Noble Yeats
  • 11/1 Sire Du Berlais
  • 12/1 Flooring Porter
  • 12/1 Paisley Park
  • 12/1 Home By The Lee
  • 22/1 Dashel Drasher
  • 33/1 Buddy One
  • 40/1 Asterion Forlonge
  • 40/1 Janidil

Stayers’ Hurdle Betting Strategies

Discover winning strategies tailored for the gruelling test of stamina that is the Stayers’ Hurdle, offering insights to elevate your betting game and capitalise on the endurance and determination of top-class stayers.

Focus on Stamina and Endurance

Given the Stayers’ Hurdle’s demanding distance of approximately 3 miles, prioritise horses with proven stamina and endurance capabilities. Look for runners with a history of strong performances over long distances and in races with testing ground conditions. Consider horses that have previously won or placed in similar staying races.

Form on Soft Ground

Given the likelihood of softer ground conditions in the Stayers’ Hurdle, pay attention to horses that have shown proficiency on softer or heavy ground surfaces. Analyse the form of contenders in races with similar ground conditions and consider their ability to handle the potentially testing conditions at the Cheltenham Festival.

Trainer and Jockey Records

Assess the records of trainers and jockeys in the Stayers’ Hurdle, as their expertise and past success in the race can provide valuable insights. Look for trainers with a history of targeting and winning staying races at the Cheltenham Festival. Similarly, consider jockeys who have a strong record of riding well in long-distance hurdle races and who have experience navigating the unique challenges of the Cheltenham course.

Last Year’s Winner

In a thrilling display of stamina and grit, Sire Du Berlais emerged a surprise winner of the 2023 Stayers’ Hurdle at odds of 33/1. Ridden by Barry Geraghty and trained by Gordon Elliott, he showcased his staying prowess surging ahead of the Dashel Drasher and Teahupoo up the Cheltenham hill.

Previous Stayers’ Hurdle Winners

  • 2024 – Teahupoo
  • 2023 – Sire Du Berlais
  • 2022 – Flooring Porter
  • 2021 – Flooring Porter
  • 2020 – Lisnagar Oscar
  • 2019 – Paisley Park
  • 2018 – Penhill
  • 2017 – Nichols Canyon
  • 2016 – Thistlecrack
  • 2015 – Cole Harden
  • 2014 – More of That
  • 2013 – Solwhit


What is the Stayers' Hurdle?
The Stayers’ Hurdle is a prestigious Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in the United Kingdom. It’s open to horses aged four years or older and is run over a distance of about 3 miles (4,828 meters), with 12 hurdles to be jumped. The race takes place annually during the Cheltenham Festival in March.
How can I bet on the Stayers' Hurdle?
You can place bets on the Stayers’ Hurdle through online betting sites, at the racecourse, or at licensed betting shops. Ensure that you are using a reputable and licensed betting operator. There are various bet types available, from simple win and each-way bets to more complex wagers like forecasts and accumulators.
What should I consider when betting on the Stayers' Hurdle?
When betting on the Stayers’ Hurdle, consider factors such as the horses’ past performances, particularly in long-distance hurdle races, the ground conditions which are often soft at Cheltenham in March, and the experience and form of both the horse and jockey. Also, pay attention to the betting odds, expert opinions, and any expert tips in the lead-up to the race.
Are there any specific betting strategies for the Stayers' Hurdle?
A common strategy includes looking at horses that have consistently performed well over long distances and those that have a good course record at Cheltenham. Some punters prefer to focus on horses that have shown strong stamina and grit in past races. It’s also worth noting how horses perform in the weeks leading up to the race, as this can be indicative of their current form.
Can I bet on the Stayers' Hurdle if I am not in the UK?
Yes, many online sportsbooks offer international betting opportunities for major UK horse racing events like the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. However, it’s important to check the legality of online betting in your country and whether the betting site is compliant with your local laws and regulations.